A new medical office building that will bring medical care closer to home for thousands of area residents opened Thursday in Liberty Twp.
Premier Health Liberty Township Medical Office Building, an investment of approximately $3.5 million, is a Premier Physician Network primary and specialty care center.
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The 13,000-square-foot medical office building at 6615 Cincinnati-Dayton Road has 14 exams rooms with central space for four primary care providers. There are also three multiple-purpose rooms to allow for family consults in a private setting.
The new facility also offers space for time-shares for specialty services, possibly in orthopedics, cardiology, endocrinology, rheumatology and women’s health, according to Mary Boosalis, Premier Health’s president and CEO.
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It will deliver to patients from Liberty Twp. and the surrounding communities a single point of multi-disciplinary services in one location, all close to home, according to Diane Pleiman, president of Premier Physician Network.
“The health care that local residents receive will be streamlined and comprehensive and, above all else, easy to access,” she said.
Premier Physician Network is part of Premier Health, which includes Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, the first medical facility to decide to locate along the Interstate 75 Growth Corridor, according to Joe Hinson, president and CEO of the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance.
“So when you think about the growth of this corridor in health care … Atrium Medical Center and Premier Health was a leader in doing that,” Hinson said, noting that Premier opened a Warren County facility in Mason four years ago before opening its Liberty Twp. facility.
The I-75 Growth Corridor is “so important” to the changing nature of both health care and business in the region, Boosalis said.
“This building … represents one of those changes in that we’re bringing more and more to the patient or consumer and we’re bringing more and more outside the hospital walls,” Boosalis said. “Hospitals will always be important but just with the rapid changes in technology — probably one of our busiest areas of growth is telemedicine … we’ve got to fill the gap.”
Boosalis said Premier is not new in the community, noting that Dr. Aleda Johnson’s Liberty Family Medicine practice has relocated to the new site from its previous location on Hamilton-Mason Road.
“We’re really trying to reaffirm our commitment and our intentions to grow our services in this area,” Boosalis said, noting that Premier Health is in the process of recruiting additional primary care providers to more comprehensively serve the community.
“Growth is a great problem to have,” she said.
The new location, when fully staffed, will have 12 employees with nine of them being new, according to Boosalis.
Premier Health Liberty Township Medical Office Building is one of four locations that the health care system is using, among numerous other initiatives, to position itself to optimally serve the region’s needs, according to Kathleen Carlson, board chair of the Premier Health Plan Board of Directors.
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“The plan includes a commitment to offer customers and referring physicians reliable and convenient scheduling, as well as greater access to a wide array of health care services, including virtual care, urgent care, free-standing emergency departments and a range of other services,” Carlson said.
Last week, Premier Health broke ground for a medical office building in Vandalia. Next week, it will break ground on a Beavercreek location. A fourth location is yet to be determined, she said.
All four locations will include a total of 150 employees with about 25 percent of those employees being new, something that is “indicative of the growth” that will continue to be seen across Premier Heath, Carlson said.